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Senate Bill Aims to Bring More Women into Trucking
Senate Bill Touted as Largest Highway Legislation in History
Bipartisan Effort on Capitol Hill Aims to Extend Alt-Fuel Tax Credits
Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Self-Driving Trucks Need to Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Despite the argument that some sort of self-driving truck will become an everyday reality before any self-driving car does, legislation that would ease the application of autonomous driving technology to commercial trucks has so far failed to gain traction on Capitol Hill.

September 7, 2017

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

Trucking with Trump: Beware Fog Ahead

Since President-elect Trump has never been in lockstep with Republican orthodoxy, let alone GOP leadership on Capitol Hill, there’s no way of telling now how their vision of governing jointly will ultimately turn out.

November 9, 2016

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

Safety Groups Oppose Changing HOS in THUD Bill

A broad coalition of interest groups is lobbying Congress “to oppose any special interest anti-truck safety riders including changes to the truck driver hours of service rules..."

April 19, 2016

Highway Bill Signed by President Obama
New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

New Highway Bill Scores High Marks

Reaction of industry stakeholder groups to the highway bill compromise forged by Congress is mixed, but decidedly more positive than negative.

December 2, 2015

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

October 29, 2015

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then index the rates to inflation from then on.

August 6, 2015

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier by the House. The $8 billion patch, which runs out on October 29, has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill.

July 30, 2015

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

Senate Highway Bill Dodges Potholes

As of late Sunday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had managed to steer the multi-year highway bill introduced last week beyond some legislative potholes that had threatened to slow the process of getting the measure to the House for consideration.

July 26, 2015

Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward

Senate Moves Highway Bill Forward

The Senate voted on Wednesday to move forward a bipartisan highway bill that had been blocked by a procedural vote just a day before.

July 22, 2015

Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3

Senators’ Highway Deal: 6-Year Bill Funded for 3

Two top Senators reached agreement today to put forward a bipartisan, multi-year highway bill that would fund projects for the next three years — leaving it to the next Congress to determine how to fund its final three years.

July 21, 2015